Health Sciences/Medical Biology (B.A.)

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Health Science/Medical Biology Degree

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

The Health Sciences/Medical Biology Bachelor of Arts degree is a pre-professional, pre-med program for students continuing on to medical, dental, veterinary, physical therapy and other allied health related programs. The Christian Health Science Bachelor’s degree program in Minnesota was designed for students not only interested in a medical career, but also for those called by the Lord to go into medicine as a ministry.

Our Christian Health Sciences major in Minnesota prepares students for future schooling or other medically-related options. This major will challenge students as they discover the academic rigor and scientific inquiry necessary to become confident, competent leaders in the medical field.

Health Sciences/Medical Biology Major (B.A.) Courses

Program Requirements

Christian Studies Core

I. Christian Studies - 24 Credits

General Education Core

II. General Education - 40 Credits

Major Core

III. Health Sciences/Medical Biology Major - 65 Credits

All major core classes must be completed with a grade of C or higher.

IV. Electives - 15 Credits

  • Electives (300-400 level) 6 Credits
  • Electives 9 Credits

Students should work closely with an advisor to determine the science electives best suited to their area of medical interest. Electives could include:  PSY 336 , SCI 250 , SCI 312X , SCI 325 SCI 350 SCI 359 , SCI 380 SCI 415 , or SCI 437 .  

At least 30% of this degree, or a minimum of 38 credits, must be at the upper (300-400) level.

* Some courses from the Christian Studies Core and Major Core can be used to fulfill requirements in the General Education Core. By doing that the number of electives needed would increase so that the minimum of 125 credits is reached.

Total - 125 Credits

 1 Select humanities electives from COM, ENG, ESL, FAR, HIS, HUM, LAN, MUS, PHI, or PRC.

2 Select social science electives from ANT, CSJ, ECO, ESL, GEO, HIS, POL, PSY, or SOC.

3 Fine arts courses include music, art, drama, and dance. COM 328  also qualifies as a fine arts elective. (Only three credits of music organizations and/or lessons can be counted toward humanities/fine arts requirements.)


Recommended BIB/THE electives:

Recommended Social Science electives:

Four-Year Suggested Program for the Health Sciences/Medical Biology Major

Freshman Year

Fall Semester - 13-14 Credits

Spring Semester - 16-17 Credits

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester - 14-15 Credits

Spring Semester - 14-15 Credits

Departmental Acceptance

Students apply for departmental acceptance during their sophomore year spring semester or their junior year fall semester. A minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA and completion of half of the Christian Service requirements are required for departmental admission in the Health Sciences/Medical Biology major.

Junior Year

Fall Semester - 16-17 Credits

Spring Semester - 17 Credits

Senior Year

Fall Semester - 16-17 Credits

  • BIB/THE Elective 3 Credits (THE 334X  recommended)


  • Social Science Elective 3 Credits 2 (SOC 230  recommended)


  • SCI - Science Elective (300-400 level) 4 Credits


  • SCI - Science Elective (300-400 level) 4 Credits
  • Elective (300-400 level) 3 Credits
  • Elective 3 Credits


Spring Semester - 16 Credits

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